Guests at the Damar Gala on Feb. 8 will participate with Damar Services in an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt for the most people making sensory bottles simultaneously.

An official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator will be at the event to verify the results.

An Indianapolis-based nonprofit, Damar provides a wide range of services to children and adults living with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. In its work, the organization goes through a lot of sensory bottles, which are plastic containers filled with items such as glitter that move slowly when shaken. Often referred to as calm-down bottles, they assist people with developmental disabilities by helping to calm their breathing and regulate their emotions.

“A sensory bottle might seem trivial to some people, but for the people we serve, they can be essential tools for helping to manage their behaviors,” said Damar Services CEO Jim Dalton. “That means our guests not only will be participating in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt, they’ll also be contributing to our work in a meaningful way.”

Damar hopes to produce hundreds of sensory bottles at the annual gala, said Jenny Peters-Reece, chief strategy officer at Damar Services. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” she said. “All guests will be participating in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt by making these sensory bottles live. It is going to be truly remarkable.”

The finished bottles will be used at Damar’s ABA clinics and at outreach events in Central Indiana.

The Damar Gala, presented by Hendricks Regional Health and A&T Mechanical LLC, will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St.

Media Note: The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator will be available for interviews on Feb. 7 or live at the Gala on Feb. 8.

About Damar Services, Inc.
For more than 50 years, Damar Services has been a leader in providing services to children and adults challenged by autism and intellectual, developmental and behavioral disabilities. From its main campus on Indianapolis’ southwest side, a northeast side clinic and other locations across the state, Damar offers residential and community-based treatment, outpatient behavioral health services and ABA Autism Services by Damar. In addition, Damar operates two schools and provides foster care services. For more information, visit

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